College Teaching

Considering a Career in Academia or Teaching?


Fall 2022



SYGN600 is designed for graduate students considering a career in academia and for interested Mines faculty or staff who want to enhance their teaching. Through the course we will focus on:

  • Building awareness and application of principles of learning and teaching in a college setting.
  • Enhancing your approaches to engineering learning experiences (designing and assessing instruction).
  • Articulating your personal philosophy regarding teaching and learning.
  • Starting you down the path to becoming a professional educator in higher education.

This course will help you get started in thinking about the important issues and approaches to teaching in higher education. We will also work on foundational skills to help you further your abilities and understandings to be more effective in teaching. After all, one course could not address enough learning goals to tackle all that are necessary to be a highly effective teacher.

Please contact Amy Hermundstad Nave ( with questions about the course